The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association announced Tuesday that what it’s calling “the state’s largest medical marijuana trade conference” will take place March 11-12 at Union Station in downtown St. Louis.
The trade show, dubbed MoCannBizCon + Expo, is scheduled to include a keynote speech by former State Representative Lyndall Fraker.
Fraker, a Republican, is the state’s new director of medical marijuana for the Department of Health and Senior Services.
That department is charged with implementing medical marijuana according to Amendment 2, which was approved by more than 66 percent of votes in the November general election. On Monday, the department began taking pre-filed application fees from those who want to run cannabis dispensaries, growing and manufacturing operations.
MOCANNBIZCON + EXPO
A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE AND EXPO PROVIDING MISSOURI MEDICAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS THE KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES TO SUCCESSFULLY PARTICIPATE IN OUR NEW MMJ PROGRAM.
MoCannBizCon & Expo is a BtoB event designed specifically to prepare the Missouri medical cannabis industry, businesses and license applicants for success in what will be one of the larger medical cannabis markets in the US. Overall economic impact of the Missouri MMJ industry in year one is expected to be $500+ million.
The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association is bringing together experts from all facets of the medical cannabis industry with content specifically curated for license applicants including cultivation, extraction, testing, dispensing, transportation as well as service provider areas including physicians, attorneys, banking, legal, security, real estate, design/build, greenhouse, lighting, license application, IT/POS, operations, insurance, retail and marketing.
There will be dozens of industry thought leaders, MMJ experts and program regulators with carefully crafted content specifically addressing how the Missouri medical program will be implemented. Key content themes include education, advocacy and knowledge sharing as it relates to the license application process and service providers supporting licensees. Between featured keynotes, panel discussions and informal networking, there will be ample opportunity to make meaningful connections to round out your business plans.